We each had a “Savoury Tea” in Bessie’s Tea Parlour in Broadstairs and thoroughly enjoyed them. They consisted of sandwiches, crisps, toasted cheese scone, cake and tea. There was a good range of sandwiches, including several local cheeses, and all were made up freshly with any combination of fillings. In fact all the choices were very flexible – I swapped my pot of tea for sparkling water and my friend exchanged the fruit cake for bakewell tart.
Service was very friendly and cold water was brought without asking whilst we looked at the menu – it was a hot day. Despite having had no lunch we were both unable to eat our cakes so they were wrapped to take away with us (I cut mine in two as the size was very generous and ate the slices over the next two days – delicious). Each savoury tea cost £12.50 and there were many other combinations of sandwiches/cream teas etc. The menu is focussed on locally sourced food where possible. The tea room is in the main shopping street rather than on the sea front and there are several interesting small shops nearby.